Publications include annual Hunting Rules & Info booklets, issues of New Mexico Wildlife (see also http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us), Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016, The Economic Contributions of Fishing, Hunting, & Trapping in New Mexico 2013, as well as coloring books and wildlife brochures.
2020-2021 Hunting & Fishing
Click the document title below to download a PDF version on your computer. Printed versions of rules and information booklets are available soon at New Mexico license vendors.
2020-2021 New Mexico Fishing Rules & Info
2020-2021 New Mexico Furbearer Rules & Info
2019-2020 Hunting & Fishing
2018-2019 Hunting & Fishing
Migratory Game Bird
New Mexico Wildlife
New Mexico Wildlife is an online magazine produced by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with a focus on department activities, native wildlife and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing. The magazine is available by PDF or the New Mexico Wildlife website: http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us. New Mexico Wildlife also releases monthly e-newsletters and special edition e-newsletters with exclusive content supplementing the seasonal PDF magazines. Sign up for e-newsletter updates here: magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us.
2 News & Information
4 It’s time to take the Trout Challenge
5 Raising Rio Grande cutthroat trout at Seven Springs
6 Q&A with Rio Grande cutthroat trout biologist Tucker Brauer
7 Trout in a Tote
8 A growing pack of Mexican gray wolf recovery partners
10 85 years of wearing “the bear head”: the origin story of the Department logo
12 Pursuing the impossible goat
16 Photographer’s Lens: Mexican poppies bloom in the south
18 Q&A: How to become a conservation officer
20 Wildlife Pathways: Black bears
22 Student athletes thrive in New Mexico’s shotgun education program
26 Kids Tracks
28 Trout Challenge
Archived New Mexico Wildlife
Making Tracks: A Century of Wildlife Management
Now available online, A Century of Wildlife Management originally appeared between Winter 2002-03 through Summer 2005 in the pages of New Mexico Wildlife magazine. The 9-part series was created by John Crenshaw – writer, outdoorsman, and retired chief of the Department of Game and Fish Public Information and Outreach Division.
“New Mexico’s first territorial game warden was appointed in 1903. There was no school of wildlife management, no state fish hatchery system and few, if any, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and elk.
The Department of Game and Fish has grown out of that first appointment […]. Their mission is to provide the people of New Mexico with a flexible system of fish and wildlife management that perpetuates the state’s vast wealth of wildlife species.
During the last century of challenge, the agency has restored elk […]; put Bighorn sheep back on the mountains; constructed and reconstructed six fish hatcheries […]. Along the trail the Department has assumed new responsibilities as the public’s desire to retain its wildlife heritage embraced species once believed less than desirable.
[With this 9-part series of New Mexico Wildlife, we look…] at the tracks this outfit made during its first century. Those tracks lead to the highest peak, and to the hottest desert, anywhere wildlife might need a helping hand.”
– John Crenshaw, Making tracks: a century of wildlife management, New Mexico Wildlife (Winter 2002-03, Vol 47 Num 4) .
Continue reading the full series A Century of Wildlife Management now mobile accessible on the new New Mexico Wildlife magazine website. (New Mexico Wildlife is a quarterly magazine produced by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with a focus on department activities, native wildlife and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing).
Education & Conservation
Wildlife Notes (click and scroll to see more) offer educational PDF’s on the wide variety of species that call New Mexico home. Select from the drop-down menus to download these printable pages to your local computer.
More Education & Conservation
Coloring books, brochures, and more available here and in our Education Materials section.
Laguna del Campo Engineering Studies
New Mexico’s hunters and anglers contribute more than $613 million to the state’s economy.
NMDGF Economics Of Fishing Hunting And Trapping
Press Release: Study: N.M. hunters, anglers spend more than $613 million